Yr Athro Anthony P Whitworth
M.A. (Oxon), Ph.D. (Manchester), F.R.A.S.
I am in charge of Postgraduate Admissions. I have previously been in charge of Undergraduate Admissions, Examinations and Timetabling. I have served on the Departmental Board, the Course Committee, the Library Committee, the Staff-Student Panel, and the Computing Committee.
I obtained my first degree from Oxford University in 1968, and my PhD from Manchester University in 1972. I was a Royal Society Postdoctoral Fellow in Leiden in the Netherlands from 1972 to 1974, before being appointed to a lectureship at Cardiff University in 1974. I was awarded a personal chair in 2000.
Anrhydeddau a DyfarniadauI have been invited to present papers at many international conferences, including `IAU Symposium 237: Triggered Star Formation in a Turbulent IsM' in Prague in 2006; `Protostars and Planets V' in Hawai'i in 2005; `The Young Local Universe' in Aosta in 2004;`Cores to clusters: star formation with next generation telescopes' in Porto in 2004, `IAU Symposium 208: Astrophysical Supercomputing using particle simulations' in Tokyo in 2001; and `From darkness to light: the origin of young star clusters' in Corsica in 2001. I have served on several research committees, panels etc., including the European Commission Physics Panel, the PPARC Astronomy Theory Sub Panel, the HECToR Science Committee, and the UKAFF TAC. I have been Visiting Professor at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris.
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I teach a 1st-year course on `Mathematical Physics', a 3rd-year course on `Stellar Structure', a 4th-year course on `The Interstellar Medium and Star Formation', and a postgraduate course on `Star Formation'.. I give tutorials to 1st- and 2nd-year undergraduates, and supervise 3rd- and 4th-year undergraduate projects.